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  1. Brad Lichtenstein on How BizVizz Can Help You Shop Smarter

    February 5, 2013

     Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, the man behind the new app BizVizzBizVizz is a brand-new free iPhone app that makes corporate behavior transparent and available to all. Just snap a picture of a brand’s logo or bar code, and presto: A simple, graphic screen tells you the financial truth about 300 of America’s largest corporations. Independent Lens sat

  2. Introducing BizVizz: A Corporate Responsibility App Inspired by ‘As Goes Janesville’

    February 4, 2013

    Inspired by the Independent Lens film As Goes Janesville, the BizVizz app serves as the transmedia component of the documentary, enlightening users how specific companies behave when it comes to corporate and social responsibility. There’s a scene in As Goes Janesville (airing tonight on Independent Lens), towards the end, where the city council

  3. What Makes a Good Work-in-Progress? Part 2: The Veteran Filmmaker

    January 6, 2013

    The ITVS Open Call deadline is only five days away, making it the perfect time to read the next installment of our ‘work –in-progress’ series. Submitting an enticing ‘work-in-progress’ can be difficult, even for the veteran filmmaker. Today, we bring you As Goes Janesville’s  Brad Lichtenstein, who despite having vast filmmaking experience, had to

  4. The Making of the Unmaking of Janesville, WI

    October 8, 2012

    Independent Lens sat down with As Goes Janesville filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein in the midst of a whirlwind media tour ahead of the premiere of his film on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10 PM (check local listings).            Watch Focus on the Challenges That Janesville Faces on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.What impact do you hope As Goes Janesville will

  5. Filmmaker Notes from Orientation, Summer 2011

    August 1, 2011

    Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein attended ITVS’s latest producers orientation for Open Call funding and was kind enough to share his notes.  We're producers. We're used to 13-hour days, right? Actually, I heard nary a complaint. Instead, what I heard was praise and genuine joy for an opportunity to be with fellow filmmakers in an atmosphere of celebration